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and the forty-niners this sunday. >> we have live team coverage from the big easy tonight, covering from food to football and fun. let's head to mende and jerry. >> one of the big thing is happening here today, access to the players for interviews. dodge the second year wide receiver has had a breakout year, but we want to take you back earlier when he suffered the tragedy of losing his brother. fair to say all players that come to the super bowl carry a measure of fear of losing the game. when you have lost someone you love, a game becomes just that, a game. football is what has kept his family and his life very much on track. >> one night remove from the death of his 19-year-old mother, smith playing the game of his life. >> a moment of grief and triumph, on the day his brother was killed in a motorcycle crash, embracing ray lewis immediately following the raven's knocking out the patriots week three. on no sleep, he offered arguably the best game of his young career. a tribute to chris jones to beautifully honor his memory. what amazed me was figuring out where he drew the strength for tha
at a night club in brazil. >>> plus, the niners are now in new orleans. >> big foot is back. why sass scratch hunters >> ama: good evening. i'm ama daetz. at least 230 people died in a nightclub near brazil and at least 200 more were injured. for some it brings back memories to a similar tragedy here in the u.s. a decade ago. here's the latest. reporter: you're looking at the desperate effort to save lives as a saturday night party turned into a national tragedy at the club in southern brazil. young men swung axes axes and sledgehammers, trying to hack out escape outs with hundreds fighting for their lives. the club, was packed with college party-goers when members of the band on stage lit flares and set the ceiling on fire. flames and smoke outraced the terrified crowd which jammed the exits in a mad dash to escape. the club became a death trap. one survivor said it was complete panic. hundreds were killed. most reportedly from asphyxiation. firefighters and ambulance crews did what they could, treating some of the more than 200 injured at the scene. others were taken to the hospital. >> by
to the super bowl is a once in a lifetime experience. for one niners fan, this will be his sixth super bowl. you heard me right. six super bowls. this time around he is going courtesy of ceo jed york. >> this is the first one. dwight clark's catch. >> 73-year-old terry white is a die-hard niners fan. he's been one since he was a teenager. you can't question his loyalty. after all he's been to all five niners super bowls and witnessed great wins. he has the newspapers to prove it. now because of jed york, he is going to the niners' sixth super bowl. he got an e-mail from york yesterday. >> i thought it was totally fake because it was sent on his iphone. i looked at this e-mail and i said said jed york. you're kidding me. >> it was no joke. the e-mail was real. jed york wanted to give two super bowl tickets to a fan with a great story. after fellow fans read about his story in the chronk a couple weeks ago, they urged york to give the tickets to white. >> i was totally overwhelm. >> he's been to new orleans before, super bowl xxiv when the niners destroyed the broncos. now he's headed there a
, but a lucky few will be right there at the superdome. news reporter lilian kim has more from the niner's practice facility in santa clara. >> i opened up my e-mail and it said jed york. >> terry white of walnut creek was having a tough time getting tickets to the super bowl. then came the e-mail from jed york telling him he won two free tickets. the 49er's ceo conducted the contest on twitter and on e-mail. he explains why he picked white who has been a season ticketholder for 45 years and has attended all five 49er super bowls. >> i wanted to give someone a chance to go to the game who knows what it means to be a 49er faithful. tickets are on the niners as a huge thank you for your years of support. bring us good luck. best, jed. >> cool, huh? >> for mark goodwin it will be his first super bowl. he was among a handful of season ticket holders tharpe given the opportunity to buy tickets through a lottery. he bought two for $950 each, one for him and one for his brother. >> it's a great opportunity to see my little brother, and i'm just totally stoked about this team. >> go niners! >> b
is not ready to commit to a forty-niner victory parade. >> plus sports memorabilia is big business. just ask this 4 49er fan. his collection is so good the team wants a piece of it. >> also tonightment bay area company developed a process that will add to the he can motion of smart phone app. >> mark zuckerberg doing a >>[ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >> beer cans. san francisco is considering the what if of a superbowl win. but there's in planning yet for any kind of city wide party. the mayor says there will be some official something if the niners are victorious. here's carolyn tyler. >>reporter: you think they should have
appearing and they're all talking about the spread. it's three and a half points in favor of the niners right now. we needed something more specific. so we're hear. house of voodoo. they have a lot of interesting things here. some of which we're not allowed to show you. it's a sacred place if you walk in the back, and have you the right connections, at just the right time, and you go behind this screen here, you might get an answer. put your hands over the cards. picture the game. >> in new orleans, you can hire a psychic. a master of the arts. a tarot card reader trying to decipher aó> you're asking me who is going to win. it's a boxing match. it's easier than asking me which team if there are variable autos in new orleans, reverend skomys house of voodoo came>8@&Ñ recommended and it's a charming establishment filled with powerful souvenirs. behind the screen, i served as a medium for the 49ersxqxj. someone conflicted and here is what he saw. >> you're dominating first quarter, however, they're building momentum. >> so do we have a clear winner? >> your regret is u
francisco's city hall, all lit up, in red and gold. get used to it. as for the niners, we got our first look at them on the field since their championship game. >> and dennis o'donnell is here. a lot of work for the niners to do. what do they have to accomplish between now and super bowl? >> first of all, even players without siblings suddenly have 21 brothers and sisters. it's amazing. if you're not careful, you became a ticket broker. one of the biggest challenges for a super bowl-bound football team is to avoid distractions. the 49ers announced they will arrive in new orleans around 5:30 p.m. on sunday. they've got the infamous media day on tuesday. friday, jim and john harbaugh will hold a joint press conference. so these practices are important because they come without super distractions. just ask jonathan goodwin. >> say no to your distant cousins and new friends, you know. just eliminate the headaches. >> you've got the giants win, you know. we're doing well. we've got the sharks. and the 49ers. >> yeah. we had fun with that clip obvious
dangerous for little kids. we'll get to that as well as a prediction from former niners coach and later on in sports. we are live in new orleans. back to you. >> excellent thanks larry. >> we are retweeting all the update from lar which, wane and rest of the team on this site. a former forty-niner is also in new orleans and yes he is wearing the superbowl ring he has. mike is joining larry wayne and katie. larry joins us later tonight in sports. katie will continue our live coverage with reports tomorrow morning on abc 7 news. >> very good stuff coming out of new orleans. >> missing great weather here. let's get a first look at the forecast. spencer is in live doppler 7hd. >> weather conditions you can see we have thin high clouds around the bay area but sky appear lowesly clear outside because of the clouds are quite thin. right now temperature readings already down to 40 degrees at napa. 41 fairfield. 43 livermore. a bit chilly in some of our interior valley. as a matter of fact quick look at projected overnight low reveal this. look for mid 30's at napa. santa rosa. fairfield
for little kids. to a prediction from former niners coach and later on in sports. we are live in new orleans. back to you. >> excellent thanks larry. >> we are retweeting all the update from lar which, wane and rest of the team on this site. a former forty-niner is also in new orleans and yes he is wearing the superbowl ring he has. mike is joining larry wayne and katie. larry joins us later tonight in sports. katie will continue our live coverage with reports tomorrow morning on abc 7 news. >> very good stuff coming out of new orleans. >> missing great weather here. let's get a first look at the forecast. spencer is in live doppler 7hd.>> weather condition see we have thin high clouds around the bay area but sky appear lowesly clear outside because of the clouds are quite thin. right now temperature readings already down to 40 degrees at napa. 41 fairfield. 43 livermore. a bit chilly in some of our interior valley. as a matter of fact quick look at projected overnight low reveal this. look for mid 30's at napa. santa rosa. fairfield. life more and concord. pretty chilly night comi
remember in this newscast. the bay area man just learned he won niners tickets and is going to new orleans. then arkt 4:50 we'll take you back to the big easy. then wayne freedman takes us on a river road ride. >> turn to abc 7 news after the super bowl. we'll be live on the air with up to the minute looks at how the niners fans are reacting here and in the big easy. >> closing in authorities are merchandise calling efforts operation red zone. in just a week, $330,000 worth of counterfeit goods were seized in the bay area. nationwide, 13 million has been seized since this crack down began. it's part of a joint effort involving homeland security. we'll have a live report coming up at 6:00. >> moving on, backwards that is how a report today described the progress police are making with a series of mandatedléh3g reforms.nn >> latest findings show police still have not met 11 of 51 reforms in 2003 original schedule called for reforms to be imthe plemed five years ago. one, officers pointed guns at a sleeping 19-month-old child, also failing police for failing to report and investigate miscond
the niners defeated the packers, the d.a. says his office has examined whatever evidence there was in the case and they decided not to file charges. >>> and that brings us to the super bowl. vern glenn joins us now. this weekend is where you see it go into fast forward. >> i'm starting to wind down and they'll bring back -- load up everything and it's on to -- what time to be in new orleans. yeah, new york city, not the only city that doesn't sleep. if you have ever been to new orleans, lots of foot traffic, even in the wee hours of the morning. mardi gras is back into super bowl, that starts february 12 as vernon davis, the niners tight end, has february 3 on his mind. the niners getting ready to take off with the big easy sunday. there was one message from jim harbaugh to the players. watch the partying and stay focused. >> just don't get caught up into everything that is down in new orleans. that's what he told me, as well as the team, because there is going to be a lot of distractions down there. we are well aware of that and so we know we have to go down there, you
floats. they will continually. the niners and ravens play the super bowl on the third and when that game is history, they will be partying with mardi gras. >> this is a little bit of new orleans in san francisco. it's a restaurant. for san franciscoens going to new orleans, the chef has some suggestions. >> new orleans is a beautiful place to eat, drink, listen to live music. my advice is not have a plan and go with the flow. walk around the city. enjoy it for its beauty of being an old city. meet people on the streets and just not have a plan and just go with it. >> you.net need a plan, you just go with the flow. >> eating a lot. definitely hitting the hole in the wall shops, drinking a lot. that's always fun. walk around at 10:00 a.m. with your drinks. get some char broiled oysters and have a fantastic time. >> there's your come ploat guide to having a good time. don't have a plan, go there, eat, drink, and have a good time. in san francisco, cbs 5. >> anyone looking for a room in the big easy is just about out of luck. tourism leaders say new orleans hotels are 85% booked right
in san francisco to send off the niners.before they headed out to new orleans for next week's super bowl show down. hours later the 49ers touch down in new orleans. >> plus -- cars stopping traffic on a major bay area highway. so they can do this. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now.in another big story. >> hardcore niners fans came out to wish their team luck on their journey to the big easy today. the team had a tight schedule. so only media was allowed into the area where they were loading up. the players and coaches did not have time to speak to the press. they just walked by. the team seemed upbeat. most of them supporting smiles. once the team was loaded up the five buses drove past the crowd that gathered out front. where hundreds of fans cheered them on. although you couldn't see through the dark tinted bus window. 49ers faithful believe there is a special bond between them and the players. >> no autographs but i just wanted to show with the team that we are all here for them and we will be here when they come back. they saw us and we love t
do you make of the media day thing, the niners have gone global, you were just being interviewed by the weather channel. >> oh, i didn't even know. it's surprising. 49ers have been a organization going for a long time. played overseas, and now to look up at the stands and see people that want to see us do media day. the league is taking over the globe. >> the reason for it is that there are so many different audiences that are interested in the super bowl and in the nfl. so, this a way to bring the players and the coaches to those audiences in a very unique and interesting setting. >> coming up tonight at 6:00, we will spend time with lamichael james. he wins wherever he goes. from high school football in texas and to oregon where where he played in college and now to the niners. back to the studio. >> part of our team there, and it's not often that we have an nfl owner that tweets and flexes. you seeing this? here is 49ers jed york having fun. he tweeted, 49ers players were jealous how swolled up i am during the team pick. yeah, the parents own the team and he has played a huge
early on sunday. others say if the niners do win they're prepared to close immediately. >> once the game is over, anything starts popping up, lock the doors, close up. we don't want no problems. keep everybody safe. >> reporter: others feel things will be okay. >> we expect the niners to win and we expect to have some fun and go back to work the next day. >> reporter: either way this week, san francisco's mayor and police chief will patrol parts of the mission telling store owners the city's plan for sunday which includes more than 100 additional officers working the streets. >> we'll have officers deployed in strategic areas of the city. >> reporter: sfpd is asking businesses to bring in trash and recycling bins early on sunday, that way it isn't added fuel for vannals. >> san francisco food dis are not forget the the super bowl. chicken, buffalo wing sauce, honey mustard and cheddar. there's the joe montana, the steve young, the vernon davis and something with fried chicken, sweet chili glaze. ktvu.com has more on the 49er foody frenzy. you'll find a slide show and more. >>> late today
it is go niners. a lot of people are adding a bit of caution to that. san francisco's police chief, fire chief and the mayor all gathered at the abc7 broadcast center to record a public plea aimed at 49er fans. >> let's respect the city of san francisco. that means there will be no place for bad behavior when we win this thing. >> because when the giants won the world series last october, pandemonium broke out. this bus was torched at third and market. 70 trashcans were set on fire and cars were smashed. in the mission, revelers set bonfires in the street and jumping through flames 1k3* hurling glass bottles. this time for the super bowl the city is better prepared. there will -- >> there will be twice as many officers working as during the world series. >> they need to make sure they have all of the information they need to be as safe as possible, but really we are going to reroute service for any problems that may arise. >> bart was go -- is going to run a beefed up station. some are looking forward to sunday jie. we are hoping for a good turnout and lots of fun in the city and people
day. and often, they are the first line of defense. if the niners win the super bowl -- >> they ain't gonna lose. are you from back east? >> reporter: sorry about that. when the niners win the super bowl, mayor edwin lee does not want a repeat of this, what he called knuckleheads. they set fire to a muni bus and rioted in the streets. mayor lee released this statement, saying he expects a celebratory and peaceful super bowl sunday in san francisco. he encouraged bar and restaurant owners to use their best judgment when serving alcohol and not serve visibly intoxicated patrons. >> well, i think to myself, no duh. >> reporter: they'll be keeping a close eye out for potential troublemakers. >> don't be dumb. let's just have a good time. don't destroy other people's property, you know. make it a fun night. >> reporter: bartenders say they won't hesitate to cut you off if you're drunk. >> being a bartender, we won't tolerate any, you know, people getting out of control, especially not here in the bar anyway. >> reporter: as they say, l
will be live on the air with live coverage of how niners fans are reacting here and in the big easy. >> developing news in the search of a home for the remains of kevin collins, 10 years old and kidnapped 29 years ago in san francisco. we broke the story of the search at 4:00 p.m. yesterday, and the preliminary assessment of bones discovered in the basement floor indicate that they are from an animal but a final determination has to be made. he disappeared in 1984 on the way him from school at st. agnes and last seen at a bus stop a block away from where yesterday's search unfolded. abc7 news reporter will have a live report with more coming up in 30 minutes. >> police have released sketches of two men who wounded four teen boys in a drive-by shooting. the pair is believed to have shot the teens last monday after one victim was mistaken for a gang member because of the shoes he was wearing. all four teens were treated and released at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries between the ages of 13 and 16. >> a survey of alameda county homeless population could show the depth o
the team on, but a lucky few will be there at the super dome. lillian kim is live from the niners' practice facility in santa clara. reporter: hi, carolyn. the team is scheduled to leave here at noon tomorrow. many fans are still trying to figure out their travel plans, especially one man from the east bay who just found out today he's going to the super bowl. >> i opened up my e-mail and it said, jed york, and i went, what? >> terry white of walnut creek was having a tough time getting tickets to the super bowl. then came the e-mail from jed york telling him he won two free tickets. the 49ers crowe ceo conducted the sea on the computer. >> i wanted to give someone a chance to go to the game who embodied what it means to be a 49er faithful. ticketers are on the niners as a huge thank you for your years of support. bring us good luck, best, jed. >> for mark, it will be his first super bowl. he was among a handful of season ticketholders given the opportunity to buy ticks through a lottery. he bought two for $950 each, one for him and one for his brother. >> a great opportunity to see my litt
to make to it the super bowl. >> go niners! >> reporter: you can call sharon osgood the comeback kid, not unlike her beloved 49ers. remember when atlanta took a 17-0 lead against san francisco in the nfc championship game? well, that's just how sharon felt a few days ago. >> my heart was literally in my stomach, and i thought i was going to throw up. >> reporter: she had bought super bowl tickets from a guy on craigslist for $5900. she had a name, phone numbers. she trusted this guy. >> after four days of conversation, four and a half days, we didn't think that this was a hoax. who would go through all that? i mean, really, if you were trying to scam somebody, would you continue text messaging, e-mailing, phone calling? >> reporter: she wired the money, but when the envelope arrived, no tickets. just a picture of the two starting quarterbacks and a note saying enjoy the game, go ravens, lol. but like the 49ers against the falcons, her dream was about to become reality. mercury news reporter mike rosenberg told her story. it almost didn't get told. >> i didn't want to do it. i'm embar
niners wide receiver randy moss. moss used to be a star, but has not had a big role says he has to join the niners this year. still mall seems to think that he is the best receiver to ever play the game of football. >> this is what happens when you get hit in your head a lot. >> but you can ask these guys so many questions that they start to say stupid pig. >> . ito cam this long to realize how fabulous did. southeast google was bound to come out. >> tomorrow bay area news. a former employee faa tiburon catholic school will be in court today. he is charged with sex crimes against a former student. 25 year-old max rubensttein faces 22 felony counts, including forcing a minor to perform oral sex. he is being held on half a million dollars bail. police say that rubinstein met to the victim at st. hilary's school and he sexually abused her for nearly a year. it happened while she was still working at the school and that the girl had gone on to high school. as far as whether rubinstein molested other students, police said that the investigation is still ongoing. >> we will be right back. [ w
. nice job. >> a devoted niners fan is on her way to new orleans this morning. but the trip almost didn't happen because of a ticket scam. sharon osgood bought four super bowl tickets from a man on craigslist. she wired him the money, but when the envelope arrived there were no tickets inside, just a picture of the two starting quarterbacks and a note that said, enjoy the game, go ravens, lol. there's nothing funny about that. she said she trusted the man, she had a name and phone number and had spoken to him a couple of times before she sent the money. >> after four days of conversation, 4 1/2 days, we didn't think that this was a hoax. who would go through all that, you know? i mean, really, if you were trying to scam somebody, would you continue text messaging, e-mailing, phone calling? >> the ceo of ticketmaster heard about osgood's story and gave her four tickets to the big game. she's on her way. the 49ers chipped in another ticket, so her entire family could make the trip. investigators are now trying to track down the man behind the scam. >> love those happy endings. new this mo
until february 2nd. the niners and ravens play the super bowl on the 3rd, and when that game is history, they'll still be partying with mardi gras. this is a little bit of new orleans right here in san francisco. it's the boxing room restaurant. but san francisco is going to new orleans -- for those going to new orleans, he has some suggestions suggestion. >> my advice is to not have a plan. just walk around the city and enjoy it for its natural beauty of being an old city. meet people on the streets. not have a plan, just go with it. >> reporter: in the big easy, you don't need a plan. kelly meyers says you just go with the flow. >> eat a lot. definitely hit the hole in the walls. drink a lot. that's always fun. walk around. definitely hit up red fish grill, one of our favorites. get some charbroiled oysters. just have an awesome time! >> reporter: don knapp, cbs 5. >> all right. that's the plan. but anyone looking for a room in the big easy is probably out of luck. new orleans tourism officials say hotels about about 85% booked.
will see if that works. live on the golden gate bridge. >> thank you. let's go niners, today in new orleans, the harbaughs come face-to-face with the media and talk about what it is like to have two sons coaching in football's big of the game. for more today in the big easy and history of the city we go live to abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo, at the super dorm where it looks to be getting dark. >> the sky, kristen, just got darker, which is a little spooky which makes me glad i am at the superdome and not at the subject of the story you are about to see. we are talking about cemeteries in new orleans. they are above ground. they are abandoned, or haunted and historic, but they are the real deal, cemeteries where people are still being buried. i met with a tour guide born and raised here. he knows the history of it with a details report of what happens inside the cemetery. >> these things are bunk beds. >> it is like a cozy wait to spend eternal. >> you would put the first person who dies on the top bunk. the second person who dies below on the bottom. >> what happens when a third family
of assaulting her at the w hotel in san francisco the night after the niners defeated the packers. the da says his office has examined whatever evidence there was and will not file charges. the 49ers general manager tells the chronicle the team is happy to put the matter behind them. >>> patience paid off for lucky season ticket holders who won the chance to buyback a pair of super bowl tickets. yesterday, fans swarmed the box office at candlestick for one last time. fans had to put up 600 to $1200 per ticket and one fan told us it was well worth it. >> i am jacked up. i've been trying to figure out all week whether i want to sell them or keep them. all my friends are telling me i gotta go. it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. screw it. i don't care about the money. i'm a niner fan. i'm going! >> what did you pay for the tickets? >> $950 each. >> that's a lot of money. super bowl tickets are going for several times their face value on sites like stub hub. >>> with so much money at stake, the nfl is telling buyers to be aware of counterfeits. check
quarterback, bad grammar. but just then moments later the niners soint this picture of kaepernick looking very happy in that fine seat of his. both those pictures have been retweeted hundreds of times and linked by thousands on instagram. >>> there are also a lot of niners fans going to sunday's game, but there's one fan who is getting a little extra special treatment. >> yes, he is. longtime niners fan kerry white is headed down to the ninth sixers super bowl and it is all due to jed york. white thought this one was fake, but we can tell you it is real. york wanted to give two tickets to a very loyal fan with a great story. >> and white can thank an ssgate article talking about his five previous super bowl trips. he was planning to watch this one from home, but now he's headed to the big easy hoping to witness another great win. >> to go to six, this is totally blessed. i'm still kind of in shock, to tell you the truth. i just didn't think it was going to happen. >> how exciting. white will be taking his friend's nephew to the super bowl. >> the guy's a good luck charm. five for five so far.
for most of the 49ers. the last time the niners were even in the super bowl, colin kaepernick was about 6 years old. but there is one member of the team that has seen it all. >> yes, he has. the good, the bad, the ugly, michael segaris has been with the niners for 40 years. what he sees, he shoots. our coverage from new orleans continues tonight. ♪ >> reporter: with the stage being set in new orleans and the players in place under the bright lights, there is a man just to the side of the stage capturing moments in time. 49ers team photographer michael zegaris, or the z man has been with the niners at each of the team's six super bowls. >> any time you're doing something where someone is leaving a mark or whether it's in sports or entertainment, you want to document it, because it's very fleeting. and even if it's three or four years in a row in the span of a lifetime, that's like this. >> reporter: as a documentarian, he has captured some of the team's most iconic images, and is alongside again with the niners looking to stay undefeated at the super bowl. >> in a way, it's like we've ne
with the niners and ravens and then after that. fans will have to eat. katie joins us with a taste of the big easy. thank goodness she is not rubbing it in. good morning, katie. sorry about that eric. why wait until after media day. breakfast is served. take a look. scrambled eggs and bacon biscuits and cheesy grits and i don't know how the fruit is here. someone trying to poison me . gravy on the side. i will not count that . this is only breakfast. this is lunch and dinner ahead. that is the tip of the iceberg as to the kind of food new orleans has to offer. your mouth may water in the words alone. red beans and cat fish and shrimp. rice for the beans and jum balaia and gravy for the gum bo. >> he knows the new orleans palate inside and out and he sells food to the restaurant. crawfish season coming in and you will see people eating crawfish. shrimp season pretty much year round . we are well into oyster season. grilled oysters is popular. >> sea food as far as the eye can see and so much more awaits the 49ers fans who see the team. >> i am from the bay area. >> and over a fried cat fish po boy.
facility. the niners are following the normal practice routine prior to the game on sunday. the team has experienced being away from home based out of a hotel. they have taken a week-long trip each of the last three seasons. guess what? they were 3-0. in september they stayed in ohio home of the 49ers ownership for a week between road games in minnesota and new york. in half an hour abc7 reporter katie marzullo will join us live from new orleans with some of the rich history of the host city. sports director larry beil, and sports anchor mike shumann, and wayne freedman are in the big easy bringing the best coverage of super bowl week including behind the scenes twitter updates that you can follow at abc7 news bay area. >> listeny fan will get a phone call they will never forget. at noon, the niners will contact the winers of the super bowl xlvii road trip sweepstakes getting two super bowl tickets, two round trip airline tickets to the big easy and a signed kaepernick jersey. fans had until yesterday to register on the niners website. >> at the excitement, leaders are looking ahead to s
under way with super bowl coverage for new orleans, with the niners and the baltimore ravens. welcome in to super bowl live, delivered by papa john's, for the next three hours. i have super bowl champions to my left, darren sharper, and heath evans. the 49ers at last check are in the air. they are about 20 minutes away from landing in new orleans. when they do land -- >> where does that put them, over arkansas? >> roughly arkansas. we should get a flight map up there. >> we're not known for geography. when they get to louisiana, they'll be landing in new orleans. we'll take you the niners press conferences as they get the hotel. we'll show you the niners walking down the jetway down to the tarmac. we'll bring you everything from the 49ers' arrival as he head on to new orleans. they beat the two seed, they beat the one seed to get to new orleans. here they are, the san francisco 49ers, looking for their sixth super bowl. and they packed up early today, in santa clara, california, headed to the airport to san jose to get on that plane and to fly down to new orleans for the tenth super b
need to get this win. this is huge for us. >> the niners are gearing up are to the super bowl and for fans in one bay area city the victory will be sweeter. >> and admitting the truth. manti te'o says he fell for an on-line girlfriend hoax. why he said he lied about it after learning the truth. >> and then late other "gym mooy kim --" jimmy kimmle live." >> we vo have naomi watts with us and if she wins she will thank knee in her speech. >> i never said that. >> can i have your gift basket? >> no. i >>- q. you are the best. >> that's right after us at 11:35. >>> an east bay school district is changing the locks in an effort to protect students. by the end of february classroom doors in the lafayette school district will have newahandles that lock from the inside with a push of a button. the old doors locked only from the outside using a key. school officials say it will improve security in the wake of the sandy hook elementary tragedy ?ie. manti te'o -- >>> manti te'o admits he lied about the hoax even after he found out about the truth. he told katie couric that he enjoyed th
mayhem. >> if the niners win the super bowl -- >> are you from back east? >> sorry about that. when the niners win the super bowl, san francisco mayor, ed lee, does not want a repeat of this. what he called knuckle heads after the giants won the world series last year. they set fire. they will have extra cops on parole, but the mayor released this statement saying he expects a peaceful super bowl sunday in san francisco, encouraged bar and restaurant owners to use their best judgment when serving alcohol and not serve visibly intoxicated patrons. >> i think to myself, no duh. >> exactly. that's our point of view. >> at clooney's pub, they'll be keeping a close eye for troublemakers. >> let's have a good time. have some drinks, be safe. don't destroy other people's property, you know. make it a fun night. >> on 24th and van nest, bartenders won't hesitate to cut you off if you're drunk. >> respect the city. being a bartender, we won't tolerate any people. especially not here anyway. >> as sfpd says, let's not tear down the city. let's show the world we are high class. >> so
big even the niners want part of it. >> but, first the tech bytes. >> video in your tweets, twitter's new app allows users to share second 6-second video clips, available only now on apple. >> a new mobile device is available on droid that was down loaded 20 million times in four days. the next iphone will likely have a fingerprint sensor for security. you sweep your finger to unlock it rather than a pin, which can be hacked. >> if you are tired of fumbling in your pocket to use your phone there is a transparency pocket which are a cross between jeans and leggings with no word on price but men's jeans with a similar pocket are >> cupertino, concord, wine country and all bay area this is abc7 news. >> good friday morning. 4:41 on abc7 only news. you are looking outside right now at the weather conditions. this is berkeley, interstate 80. the traffic is moving along fine. in volume problems yet. friday lite, but so is monitoring things because they will change and usually not for the better. we will check with her in a couple of minutes. >> series of concerts to benefit the giants fan
in the area. the banner was tigz cheap haircuts. >> go niners! >> that's the last of the 49er season ticketholders who lucked out in a special lottery. they picked up their super bowl tickets today. a limited number of tickets were made available to loyal customers over the past two days. season ticketholders lined up at candlestick park box office to pay $1,000 per ticket for next sunday's super bowl in new orleans. one fan who wasn't lucky enough to win the lottery had a different kind of luck today. terry white has been to every super bowl the 49ers were in, five of them. looked like his streak was at an end but this week the 49er owner announced terry was the winner of his giveaway. >> i opened up the e-mail and started reading it, and i got to the end, i had -- just wasn't sure if i was actually getting tickets or not when i read it, because it just -- i guess i was in shock. >> way to go, terry. he has ban 49er season ticketholder for 45 years. york picked him over a six-year-old girl from ohio, known for her youtube rap about the niners. >> abc7 news has an entire team head to
a niner fan since i was a child. >> we asked these season ticket holderser they're making the trip to new orleans. >> we're working on the details. >> what are the details? >> momentum. it's going to take about $7,000. >> that's just one person's expenses. inside of the gates hoff the training camp, vernon davis is taking extra sneakers and colin kaepernick is keeping his head warm for the trip. they all seemed in a good mood. the team got a big cheer as their buses left the camp. at airport in san jose the team boredded the chart chartered 747. a few die hard fans waited to see them off. ai nia says she is a big niner fan. >> what kind of 49ers fan are you? >> colin kaepernick. >> that's it? >> yeah. >> her sister, alexa, was bit more emotional. >> i'm the biggest 49ers fan. that's why i'm here today. they're going to win the super bowl. >> even workers from the oakland airport posed for a photo and a cheer as the charter jet taxied off the airport fire department gave the team a water salute to send them off. now, the 49ers are expected to land in new orleans a little after 8:00 our tim
on sunday, a long list of niner fans will be sporting team colors. a word of warning here. counterfeiters are using this as a time to cash in. one firm reports one in five people who buy counterfeit goods don't even realize it. what codo you do? experts say counterfeiters use words like cheap or discount in front of a product name and also pay very close attention to the website name itself. make sure it's not misspelled and also, be wary of highly discounted items. if it's too good to be true, it probably is. >> stay with nbc bay area on air and on our website for complete coverage of super bowl week. >>> a former 49er is facing some possible jail time, accused of beating up his ex-boyfriend. the 30-year-old pleading not guilty to felony domestic violence. he got into a fight with his ex-boyfriend in august of a parking lot of a menlo park restaurant. harris was a first round draft pick by the niners out of stanford in 2003. he's facing up to nine years in pris. >>> the chp is on to drivers -- into a side show venue this weekend. here a look from above at the evidence left behind. you ca
. but first, how about some niners pictures? that guy is jacked up, so is his dog. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up, the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. >>> it sounds like science fiction. a soldier who lost both of his arms receives two new ones thanks to a ground breaking surgical procedure. cbs reporter, david martin, on the incredible real life double transplant. >> i will pretty much -- >> when brendan moved his arms today, he made medical history. >> i feel like i'm getting a second chance to start over after i got hurt. >> he was gesturing with transplanted arms. not prosthetic arms, but real arms from an unanimous donor who died. >> it feels amazing. it was something i was waiting for for a long time. now that it finally h
? >> reporter: well, that is exactly right, dan. all across the city of course it is go niners. a lot of people are adding a bit of caution to that. san francisco's police chief, fire chief and the mayor all gathered at the abc7 broadcast center to record a public plea aimed at 49er fans. >> let's respect the city of san francisco. that means there will be no place for bad behavior when we win this thing. >> because when the giants won the world series last october, pandemonium broke out. this bus was torched at third and market. 70 trashcans were set on fire and cars were smashed. in the mission, revelers set bonfires in the street and jumping through flames 1k3* hurling glass bottles. this time for the super bowl the city is better prepared. there will -- >> there will be twice as many officers working as during the world series. >> they need to make sure they have all of the information they need to be as safe as possible, but really we are going to reroute service for any problems that may arise. >> bart was go -- is going to run a beefed up station. some are looking forward to sunday jie.
at oakland area. >> what happens when the niners win sunday's big game? san francisco's top brass reveal their plans to tush violent celebrations. >> the incredible price some 49er fans are willing to pay for prime seats in the new santa clara stadium. >> first, the tech bytes. >> in today's tech byte a hack attack on "new york times" saying chinese hackers have been infiltrating the computer systems for four months and the attack started after a "new york times" investigation of their prime minister. a makeover for the blackberry. the new phones are running a new operating system but they have changed their name to blackberry. the first phone could be too late for blackberry. >> it is probably not enough to bring back all the people that once used blackberry. some will love it for the new features but a lot of people are happy with their iphone and droid phones especially for their apps. >> it will not be available until mid-march. those the tech >> novato, oakland, sunnyvale, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> we are on this thursday morning and this is ballot against a huge fire
celebrations here from getting out of hand in case the niners win. or "when" the niners win. >> good morning, eric. city hall is fine tuning the super bowl playbook, the what if's if a super bowl win from buses to beer cans. what about a victory parade. the mayor said we will talk about that later. >> fans were pumped at the win on sunday and peaceful and nonviolent unlike the mayhem that marred the giants victory when cars were overturned and a muni bus smashed. lessons have been learned and the player will visit local sports bars, next week, suggesting they serve something else rather than hard liquor the police asking them to sell cans, not bottles. they are working with muni. hopes of containing crowds for the judgment embryo tron have been nixed by the nfl law. >> big decision. we will respect it. i would love to have that opportunity because it could help us center the celebrations but we will keep the city safe. >> we will ensure we use the right type of buses. we will not have electric buses but we will have the diesel buses that can maneuver around the crowds and be re-directed. >>
on, but a lucky few will be there at the super dome. lillian kim is live from the niners' practice facility in santa clara. reporter: hi, carolyn. the team is scheduled to leave here at noon tomorrow. many fans are still trying to figure out their travel plans, especially one man from the east bay who just found out today he's going to the super bowl. >> i opened up my e-mail and it said, jed york, and i went, what? >> terry white of walnut creek was having a tough time getting tickets to the super bowl. then came the e-mail from jed york telling him he won two free tickets. the 49ers crowe ceo conducted the search on the computer. >> i wanted to give someone a chance to go to the game who embodied what it means to be a 49er faithful. ticketers are on the niners as a huge thank you for your years of support. bring us good luck, best, jed. >> for mark, it will be his first super bowl. he was among a handful of season ticketholders given the opportunity to buy ticks through a lottery. he bought two for $950 each, one for him and one for his brother. >> a great opportunity to see my l
will be there at the superdome. abc7 news reporter william kim has more from the niners practice facility in santa clara. >> i opened up my e-mail and it said jed york, and i went what? >> terry white of walnut creek was having a tough time getting tickets to the super bowl. then came the e-mail from jed york telling him he won two free tickets. the 49ers cea conducted the contest on twitter and in the e-mail he explains why he picked white who has been a season ticketholder for 45 years and has attended all five 49er super bowls. >> i wanted to give someone a chance to go to the game who knows what it means to be a 49er faithful. tickets are on the niners as a huge thank you for your years of support. bring us good luck. best, jed. >> cool, huh? >> for mark goodwin it will be his first super bowl. defense among a handful that was given the opportunity to buy tickets through a lottery. he bought two for $950 each, one for him and one for his brother. >> it's a great opportunity to see my little brother, and i'm just totally stoked about this team. >> go niners! >> but not everyone who bought tickets through t
to late word about san francisco forty-niner receiver michael crabtree. he will not be charged for sexual assault at do you want hotel. san francisco district attorney office announced the case has been thoroughly investigated by police and there's not enough evidence to charge crabtree for the encounter with a woman at the w hotel after the niner beat the packers at candlestick park early this month. crabtree was never detained or arrested. investigators say he fully cooperated and as we have previously reported, sources say 2 other women who were there at the time told police the sex was consensual. >>> 49ers leave for superbowl this sunday. today team members talk to us before heading to new orleans. thomas tells us how the team is preparing for the big game. >>reporter: 49ers are having the next to last practice before heading to new orleans for the superbowl. coach jim harbaugh says he wants the players not just to win. but also bask in the experience. >> i want them to enjoy it. enjoy every minute and especially enjoy the competition. >>reporter: he says the team is fired up
a huge image of avertin davis from the san francisco forty-niners. if you know anything about football, you will know that is a maryland terrapin right there some of the district of columbia. the superdome is looking a lot better than the last time i was in new orleans for hurricane katrina. this is the place where people took refuge with the waters rose. they put a lot of money into it to make it look absolutely perfect. as we look into downtown new orleans, just past that is the french quarter. that is one of the places where the fans will be heading, looking for music and good food. sorry to say we have not had a chance to sample any of that good food since we arrived, but it is in our plan. people are looking for gumbo and jambalaya and po boys. alligator is on the menu here in new orleans here and when you eat, you will be hearing music. there is street musician everywhere, blues groups and jazz groups. it's a quiet town right now, but people are starting to show up and it's going to be a wild week. >> thank you. thousands of fans packed said baltimore inner harbor toda
orleans here along canal always a busy place, starting to see in theirle showing up niners and ravens jerseys. a big fan festival tomorrow and thursday, but today, fans got an opportunity the players. all across new orleans, fans are to fill in. this was the scene this morning as the 49ers it boarded buses at their hotel. gathered just to watch the players. the team was headed to the superdome for the annual fest called media day. this year it was open to the some families. the forty-niners went first and few hours later, the ravens. >> i am super excited. >> what is going to happen at the super bowl? >> we are going to win. >> players answered questions for $25 ticket, people got from the stands. >> you cannot really get up close to the players. >> everybody is here and it is craziness. >> like a cowboy clown or a man ing.a mardi gras keyin >> today is not unusual for us at all. orleans is a wild place, should media day be any different? the players have retreated to will start and stuff.g about football the big festival starts tomorrow. bell, abc 7 news. with a timetart from a rooft
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